Scrapping 1p and 2p coins would have no significant impact on prices, Bank of England says

“If you buy more than one item at a time, the bias in the probability that your total bill will need to be rounded up rather than down falls.”The economists also said the prevalence of item prices ending in .99 had fallen in recent years and now only accounted for just over 12 per cent of prices, while just three per cent of all payments were made with cash.Read more: Bank of England: AI could create widespread unemployment Share Callum Keown whatsapp Wednesday 22 August 2018 1:09 pm whatsapp But Bank of England economists Marilena Angeli and Jack Meaning, writing on the BoE’s blog, said those arguments were “flawed on a number of levels”.Read more: London keeps its crown as world’s top foreign exchange venueThey said that card payments and the reduction in item prices ending in 99p made the issue redundant.Their research also found that buying multiple items, as few as three, would remove any inflationary bias from items with prices ending in 99p.They said: “Economies that have removed their low denomination coins, or introduced rounding (and there are lots of them) have moved to a system in which rounding is applied to the final bill, not to individual items. Scrapping 1p and 2p coins would have “no significant impact” on prices, Bank of England economists have said.The government had considered scrapping coppers coins earlier this year but subsequently ruled out the move after a public backlash, with many arguing retailers would round up prices to the nearest 5p more often than rounding down. More From Our Partners Kamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Scrapping 1p and 2p coins would have no significant impact on prices, Bank of England says read more

In a West Adams Backyard, the Duo Uno+Ichi Is Creating L.A.’s…

first_imgArtIn a West Adams Backyard, the Duo Uno+Ichi Is Creating L.A.’s Cutest CeramicsHana Ward and Joanna Lee’s tiny indie operation has gone worldwideBy Eva Recinos – January 31, 20181457ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItEven if you haven’t heard of Uno+Ichi, you’ve probably seen their ceramics around town or at least happened across one of their irresistibly adorable Instagram posts. Their whimsical vessels—planters, mugs, etc.—are emblazoned with stoic little faces. Women with Kahlo-esque unibrows or glasses propped on their tiny noses stare out at their surroundings—not judging, necessarily, but observing. Each piece is as unique as the duo that collaborates to create it.Sitting outside their West Adams studio on a recent Sunday afternoon, Hana Ward and Joanna Lee almost match. Lee wears a bright orange floral top with flowers and Ward wears a similar floral dress. Lee often tosses her head back when she laughs; Ward’s energy is slightly more subdued, but she smiles widely when remembering their brand’s beginnings.“It’s been a lot of experimenting,” Ward says of their creative journey. “Like, ‘Oh we want to make this,’ and, ‘Let’s try marketing it this way,’ and just testing a lot of things out and having fun with it.”The two met at Brown University and eventually crossed paths again in Los Angeles. At first, they worked in Ward’s father’s backyard—where there current studio stands—without a shelter. On cold days, they wore jackets and sat at the pottery wheel with every part of their bodies covered except for their hands. In 2016, they bought their first kiln, and soon after that, they built the small studio with help from Ward’s dad.The Uno+Ichi name comes from 1+1: “uno” meaning one in Spanish and “ichi” meaning one in Japanese. Each of their works comes stamped with the Chinese character 和, which can also mean “and.” It’s a confluence of influences that the two see as a spot-on reflection of L.A. culture.Besides getting their brand’s name out through pop-ups and craft markets, the duo often walked into spaces they admired and made their sales pitch to anyone who would listen. Friends also helped get the word out, coming back to let them know they gushed about Uno+Ichi to a local boutique. Sometimes, Ward and Lee would sneak their pieces onto the shelves of stores they loved and snap photos on the sly; if the store responded saying they wanted to carry their pieces, they had photos ready to share. The first space to carry their pieces was Design Café Dabang, not too far from their studio. “We’ve had a range of responses… Some people are like, ‘Oh my god, I love this; can I buy what you have right now?’” says Lee. “And some people are like, ‘No, thank you.’”The two no longer go door to door to hawk their wares. Many stores reach out to them now, and their pieces are in shops across the U.S. and even in New Zealand.Each creation is a result of collaboration between Ward and Lee, who often swap which parts of the process they complete. “I would make something and Hana would paint it, and then vice versa,” Lee says. “Sometimes we would make something together, like physically, or sometimes we talk about making something and think about an idea together.”Their pieces come with playful names like the “Unibrow Niñas” (the aforementioned Kahlo-looking ladies), the “Ring Holder Ladies,” “Crybaby Tumblers” (closed-eye faces with little tears), “Toast Man,” and more. For Valentine’s Day, the duo is offering custom-made “Niñas y Chicos.” You can choose the characteristics that make up each stackable cup: skin tone, hair color, glasses, you name it.“We got really excited [when] this couple bought our little Niña and Chico,” Ward says. “People use them all kinds of ways, which is great. But they drink their coffee out of them together, which is kind of like the original intention and it was so cute. They took amazing photos and they look really good next to each other.”Next, the two are exploring the idea of creating even larger pieces and seeing what the brand looks like “outside of ceramics,” as Lee puts it. If you want to learn how to make your own adorable ceramic pieces, Ward will be leading a workshop on May 3 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.RELATED: For More Than 60 Years, Dora De Larios Told Stories Through ClayStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSCeramicsclaycreativesindie craftinguno+ichiPrevious articleHere Are the 12 Best Things to Do in FebruaryNext articleHow L.A. Punks of the ’80s and ’90s Kept Neo-Nazis Out of Their SceneGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORPottery Throwing Is Having a MomentSeth Bogart’s New Ceramics Shop Wiggles Is an Installation as Much as It’s a Store8 L.A. Ceramicists You Need to Follow on Instagramlast_img read more

Greek debt crisis: The economy won’t start growing until 2017

first_imgMonday 5 October 2015 8:45 pm Share whatsapp Greek debt crisis: The economy won’t start growing until 2017 The Greek government unveiled a dismal 2016 budget today.The The draft budget forecasts that the country’s economy will shrink by 2.3 per cent this year, staying in recession in 2016 with a 1.3 per cent contraction, before returning to growth in 2017. It was released as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivered his keynote four-year policy programme to the Greek parliament.Tsipras issued a resounding call for debt relief which has previously been ruled out by creditors such as Germany.Read more: Greece’s humiliation has exposed the lie at the heart of the European Union”We will propose an extension of (loan) maturities, a reduction of interest rates and a conversion to stable interest rates,” he said.”We will also propose a growth clause (linking the amount of debt service to GDP growth) and an extended grace period (on debt service payments) to create enough fiscal space to support investment activity and the restructuring of our welfare state.” Jessica Morris More From Our Partners White House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastInteresticleMan Finds Wierd Cave In Scottsdale, Enters And Drops To His KneesInteresticlelast_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: Klaus-Michael Kuehne – head and shoulders above all

first_img“Know what you own, and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch.Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is one of a kind among its peers.Yet the best way to assess what it’s up to is to start with the very basics, gauging the stock performances of all the major asset-light transport & logistics operators in the Western world, take it from XPO Logistics and determine whether its latest overly conservative capital allocation has paid off, strategically.Briefly: in … By Alessandro Pasetti 20/03/2020 Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER Email* Forgotten your password? Please click here Reset Password* LOGIN << Go back Reset Your Password Premium subscriber LOGIN Email*last_img read more

Fake news invades science and science journalism as well as politics

first_imgThe WatchdogsFake news invades science and science journalism as well as politics Related: By Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus Dec. 30, 2016 Reprints Related: From President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets to Facebook fabrications, 2016 has been the year of “post-truth.” Fortunately, we have science to rescue us from fake news, right?Maybe not. Just as some political reporters were taken in by fake news during the election cycle, science journalists also fell for their share of it this year. Examples abound on HealthNewsReview, which rates coverage of medical reporting. These include the breathless and most likely incorrect revelation that actor Ben Stiller skirted death by getting a screening test for prostate cancer. Or Sheryl Crow’s nuance-free and deeply misleading promotion of 3-D mammography for the imaging company Hologic. Or the Cage Match of Credulity, in which Dr. Oz “interviewed” then-candidate Trump about his health, a journalistic farce that redefined the word softball.Science itself never falls victim to this sort of distortion though, does it? We wish that was so. Take, for example, a conspiracy theory about cloud trails from jet planes that was published in a peer-reviewed journal. How about a study linking vaccines to autism long after such a connection had been thoroughly debunked? That one was published in a public health journal. Or this fake news whopper: HIV doesn’t cause AIDS. A peer-reviewed paper made that claim until it was retracted.advertisement There’s a way to spot data fakery. All journals should be using it APStockcenter_img The antidote is simple — in theory, at least. Scientists need to focus less on pumping out articles and more on producing replicable and robust results. The journalists who cover them, meanwhile, should spend less energy trying to follow the bouncing ball of what the latest data show and devote more time to finding context for those findings. (Just in case you need evidence journalists aren’t always doing that, we have an, um, study about it.)In a thought experiment designed to generate more informative science news, John Rennie, former editor in chief of Scientific American, once proposed a self-imposed “moratorium that forbade writing about new scientific findings until six months after their journal publication.” Rennie’s proposal, which he floated six years ago, was really just a trial balloon. He (and we) think journalists should write about what they want, when they want. But they should also take time to figure out whether the findings are likely to hold up. Journalists who don’t fact-check deserve criticism, whether the topic is politics, entertainment, or science. But the real trouble with fake news is when there’s a kernel of truth in the pile of garbage. That’s especially problematic in science: scientists continue to dress up weak findings in flashy clothes, all the better to publish with. Then their universities often bolster this flimsy work with frothy press releases that journalists fall for.advertisement Come to think of it, that might work for political coverage, too. Instead of posting a story 20 minutes after Trump’s latest tweet, maybe journalists who cover the administration should hold off on their stories until they’ve verified what the new president and his mouthpieces are really saying. (Before our colleagues shout “Not all reporters!” — we know that good reporters already do this.) True, the pace of news would slow down dramatically, but so would the flow of fake stories.That’s an experiment worth testing. Should science fraudsters have to serve jail time? We could go on. But as you’ve gathered by now, science in its current state isn’t exactly keeping us safe from bogus research. Predatory publishers continue to churn out papers for a price, with minimal peer review — or very often no peer review — to vet the results. Unscrupulous researchers use those and other soft spots in the scientific publishing system to get away with presenting wild theories or cooking their data.last_img read more

Gigantic Naples gator caught on camera goes viral

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Stolting says he spotted the gator and automatically pulled his phone out and recorded the video. He said he’s never seen a gator that big. “That’s probably the first gigantic one I’ve seen out here, I’ve seen some smaller ones,” Stolting said.  Advertisement Study ranks Naples as best beach town in America to live June 16, 2021 Sea turtle caught on camera nesting on Naples beach June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: alligatorGolfnaples Neighbors said the gator is nicknamed Al. He’s welcome on the course and regular golfers know to keep their distance. center_img NAPLES, Fla. — A ten-foot gator seen taking a stroll along a golf course in Naples has gone viral. So far, the video has garnered more than a million views on social media.“I don’t even think the video does it justice, in person it looked gigantic,” said Tyler Stolting, the assistant golf pro who spotted the gator. “It really looks like a Jurassic Park creature.” The massive alligator was found at Valencia Golf and Country Club in Naples after rain from ETA Wednesday. “Out corner of my eye I had to do a double take,” Stolting said. “I didn’t really know what it was so I tried to get a little closer and then I’m like woah.” Naples soldier facing charges for wife’s murder June 16, 2021 Woman shot outside Naples Waffle House June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementStolting works at the golf course. He took the video and can confirm, the alligator is real.  RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

County Council and Gardai dealing with ‘groups gathering’ in houses throughout Laois

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 27th May 2020 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Director of Services Joe Delaney confirmed that letters had been sent out to tenants involved in this type of behaviour across the county.While he said that Laois County Council was liaising with Gardai where required.SEE ALSO – Portlaoise Musical Society nominated for seven national awards Twitter Home News County Council and Gardai dealing with ‘groups gathering’ in houses throughout Laois News Laois County Council and Gardai are trying to deal with groups of people who continue to gather in large groups despite the current social distancing guidelines.At the Laois County Council meeting for May, Independent Cllr James Kelly raised issues he was informed about in Mountrath and Castletown.Mr Kelly said that some people living in properties owned by Laois County Council had ‘no respect for anyone’ as they gathered in large groups flouting the current guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of Coronavirus.Cll James Kelly said: “The problem now is that, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Council staff can’t call out to people and pull them up on their behaviour if it is required.“In Mountrath, there is a younger crowd living in a premises in the middle of the town and there was a big row outside of it last week.“Seven or eight squad cars were called to the premises to deal with them. These are tenants of Laois County Council and they don’t care about social distancing.“There was a similar problem in Castletown and I believe it is happening in different parts of the county too.“These people don’t care and they have no respect for anyone.” Pinterestcenter_img Electric Picnic County Council and Gardai dealing with ‘groups gathering’ in houses throughout Laois Previous articleHow a Carlow footballer has had a big influence on a young Laois hurlerNext articleLaois pub owner calls on government to change two-metre rule and provide guidance on how to reopen Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival TAGSCllr James KellyGardaiLaois County Council Pinterest Electric Picnic News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Residents send food aid to soldiers, stolen by higher-ups

first_imgNewsEconomy By Daily NK – 2017.08.03 5:25pm SHARE On July 27th, North Korean residents were ordered to provide care packages to the nation’s soldiers containing rabbit and chicken stew to celebrate the anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War. In North Korea, the holiday is referred to as “Victory Day.” However, reports from inside sources indicate that the soldiers for whom the meals were intended never received them. The 42nd brigade of the Korean People’s Army is stationed in Ryanggang Province, Samsu County. Troops from this brigade note that they never saw a care package on the national holiday.Under the name of “supply relief for KPA soldiers,” the authorities ordered residents to prepare and donate various types of foods, including chicken and rabbit stew. “Residents are having a hard enough time getting by as it is, and despite this, we were all asked to provide 30,000 KPW (about US$ 3.70) worth of food, but it didn’t end up being delivered to the soldiers, and nobody knows where it was sent,” said a Ryanggang Province source who spoke to Daily NK on July 28 via telephone.“We prepared this food for the soldiers, who are weak and malnourished, but they didn’t even see it. After learning about this, the residents complained and asked where it went.”According to the source, central authorities handed out orders throughout the country at the beginning of the month to provide relief supplies to the troops. State factory workers and housewives struggled to fulfill the orders relayed to them by the authorities.Even students were mobilized to participate in the effort. Some were told to gather 2 kilos of wild chives, while others were ordered to write ‘letters of consolation’ to cheer up the soldiers. “One middle school student in Samsu County was unable to contribute the required amount of wild chives, so they donated 12,000 KPW (approximately US$ 1.50) instead. Some families had to contribute three or four times that amount,” said a separate source in Ryanggang Province.Although a wide cross-section of society (including school children) was recruited for the endeavor, he said, where the food was sent remains a mystery.“Just a little while ago, we were told during a mandatory lecture session that Kim Jong Un loves and values the country’s soldiers above all else. More than a few residents chortled when they heard that. The orders to make this Victory Day a magnificent celebration actually had the effect of making both the soldiers and the people more depressed,” he concluded. AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Residents send food aid to soldiers, stolen by higher-ups US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News News News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

Financial advice key to success of PRPPs: Advocis

Defer Ontario pension implementation for one-year: CLHIA The federal government’s introduction of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) is a good first step to helping Canadians be better prepared for retirement, says Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada. The next step is to ensure that individual members of a PRPP have access to financial advice. “Almost two-thirds of Canadians don’t have a workplace pension plan and that’s unacceptable,” says Advocis president and CEO Greg Pollock. “With the introduction of PRPPs, smaller businesses and self-employed Canadians will have the opportunity to be better prepared for their retirement.” The government introduced legislation Thursday to implement the federal portion of the PRPP framework. Feds introduce legislation for PRPPs Pollock points out that participation in a PRPP does not negate the need for individual financial advice. “Advocis believes that professional financial advice would improve financial outcomes for the majority of Canadians, and that includes those Canadians who will be participating in pooled funds,” continues Pollock. Financial advisors can lend their support and expertise to ensure PRPPs achieve their objective of preparing Canadians financially for the kind of retirement they want.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PRPPs a more effective option for Ontario: IFIC Related news IE Staff Keywords Pooled Registered Pension PlansCompanies Advocis CLHIA applauds Ontario adoption of PRPPs Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Federal Govt must ‘Rebuild with TAFE’ to create a positive future for all

first_imgFederal Govt must ‘Rebuild with TAFE’ to create a positive future for all The Australian Education Union (AEU) is calling on governments across the country to make TAFE their first priority as Australia looks to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle the country’s skills crisis.The AEU launched the ‘Rebuild with TAFE’ campaign in Canberra today and used the launch to call on governments to properly fund TAFE and maximise the system’s potential to assist with the economic re-build, re-skill and upskill workers, address the apprentice shortage, reduce youth unemployment and provide career pathways for all Australians.AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe said the TAFE system is a hugely valuable asset that is being neglected by the Federal Government and many state governments.“We’re launching the Rebuild with TAFE campaign because we’re sick of governments and politicians putting TAFE last and letting a critical part of Australia’s economy and education sector waste away.”The Federal Government has cut $3 billion in funding from vocational education since 2013 and pursued a relentless privatisation agenda, increasing the amount of low quality private training providers at great cost to TAFE.“All over Australia TAFE institutes are struggling with the impact of these funding cuts and poor policy decisions resulting in the loss of jobs and the cutting of courses. This is disastrous for the communities they support and must be addressed urgently.”Australia is facing many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as the public provider of vocational education TAFE is best placed to address those challenges if it is properly funded and supported.“Australia currently has a shortage of 200,000 apprentices while at the same time we also have plenty of Australians who are out of work. Rebuilding with TAFE will help our unemployed to re-train, upskill or get an apprenticeship and gain meaningful employment.“The National Cabinet itself has determined that skills is one of the six key priorities for the government, yet the Federal Government won’t properly fund the public provider of vocational education. That doesn’t make any sense.”TAFE is responsible for $92.5 billion per year in annual economic benefit to Australia, 16 times more than the annual cost to maintain the provider, but these longstanding and ongoing benefits would be permanently lost if governments fail to rebuild with TAFE.A 2020 national survey found that 94 per cent of Australians want to see more federal funding for TAFE and research has consistently found that Australians see TAFE as a vital part of Australia’s education sector that can provide career, social and economic opportunities for people from a wide range of backgrounds.Proper funding for TAFE will increase available courses, increase the number of campuses, and ensure high quality vocational education that will improve the lives of millions of Australians.“Australians trust and support TAFE and know the system can help re-build our economy, but we need our governments and politicians to show that same support by investing in TAFE to rebuild Australia socially and economically.“TAFE touches so many aspects of our society and economy from the arts and fashion, to construction, health and early childhood education, to opportunities for young people in rural and regional areas, and we cannot afford to lose it.“As we head to the next federal election, all political parties must commit to rebuilding with TAFE and we’ll be campaigning to make sure they understand how important this issue is to our communities.”NOTE: The AEU’s new national ‘Rebuild with TAFE’ advertisement can be viewed here /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:apprenticeship, Australia, Australian, Australian Education Union, Canberra, Early Childhood Education, education, employment, Federal, federal election, federal government, Government, President, TAFE, unemployment, vocational educationlast_img read more